Today’s Message

Series Overview: Christmas is nearly here. We can and should start now to get into the meaning of the season well before the big day. To do so, we need to make room for Christmas. We likely will need to shed a few distractions - financial pressure, family pressure, work stress, or discouragement. We also have to search our hearts for inner turmoil and deal with it, to fully experience the wonder & power in our hearts the way God intended the birth of Jesus to bring.

Today's Message: 12/09/2018
Part 1: Too full of Judgement

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. - Luke 2:4–7

When our hearts are full of crud we don’t have room for Christ

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. - Luke 2:8–10

If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root... - Romans 11:17

God can’t work on you when you are focused on someone else

The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” - 2 Timothy 2:19




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